By Brenda Boyd
For folks of youngsters with Asperger Syndrome traditional parenting simply doesn't continuously do it AS teenagers desire a various technique.
Brenda is mom to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, writer of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and every little thing, and because his analysis on the age of 8 she has collected jointly the parenting rules and information that experience had a good influence on Kenneth's existence. Brenda discusses parents' response to their child's AS and provides recommendation on how larger to appreciate 'Planet Asperger'. This publication is helping mom and dad to reply definitely to the problem of AS and locate the 'treasure' of their child's approach of being.
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And yet as parents we know in our hearts that however appearances look, our children must suffer from a lot of anxiety, even if it is hidden. The problem is that the world won’t make allowances for difficulties that are hidden, which makes it even more important for us as parents to do so. REDUCING ANXIETY 35 TIP # 25 Investigate the reasons What triggers anxiety? It’s worth trying to understand so we can do our best to help, even though it’s not possible to tell in every situation. Keep in mind that one of the most difficult things for AS children is dealing with things that are unfamiliar and unpredictable.
Why was he anxious? Part of it must have been the social aspect of the situation; being in the shop and meeting someone he wasn’t expecting to meet. But it was only later that I understood that the task of choosing the pencils was making him anxious too. Even though I’d seen this kind of thing before, I hadn’t figured out that making choices can sometimes make a person with Asperger Syndrome anxious. It’s interesting to wonder why this should be so. Perhaps they are worried about getting things wrong or making a wrong decision.
Jones has green fingers’). TIP # 41 Role play The child may enjoy role playing and it can allow him to try taking on the perspective of another person in a safe and fun way. There are unlimited ways in which it can be used. For example, replay situations that happened earlier and explore different ways in which they might have been handled. Have fun role playing telephone calls and social situations. 48 PARENTING A CHILD WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME TIP # 42 Detective games Turn down the sound on a TV show or soap opera and see how much you can guess about what is going on and how the characters are feeling just from the non-verbal communication: facial expression, gestures, and so on.